Korean Film Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

If you love KPop, KDrama, or anything Korean, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) has the event for you. This September, KCC presents the Korean Film Festival 2017 in SM Supermalls around the country.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Korean Filmfest Movies

The Korean Film Festival features five acclaimed Korean Films specifically chosen for audiences of different interests and ages. It kicked off on September 14 with the premiere screening of the 2014 film “How to Steal a Dog” at Cinema 1 of SM Lanang Premier. The film is a heartwarming family dramedy for the entire family.

Primer of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Lanang Premier

Primer of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Lanang Premier

The filmfest will also screen four other Korean movies:

  • Twenty, a coming of age film;
  • My Brilliant Life, a family drama;
  • The King of Jokgu, a sportscentric comedy; and
  • Very Ordinary Couple, a romantic comedy movie.

Korean Film Festival 2017 Screening Schedule

Three screenings are scheduled everyday from September 15 to 17 at Cinema 1 of SM Lanang Premier.

September 15, Friday
12 noon King of Jokgu
3 pm Very Ordinary Couple
6 pm My Brilliant Life

September 16, Saturday
12 noon Twenty
3 pm King of Jokgu
6 pm How to Steal a Dog

September 17, Sunday
12 noon Very Ordinary Couple
3 pm My Brilliant Life
6 pm My Twenty

Screenings for all films are free. However, tickets are in limited quantities. Tickets for each screening will be released one hour before the screening time so come early to line up and get yourself free tickets.

Korean Filmfest at SM Supermalls

Davao is the second stop of the Korean Filmfest. Its first screenings were at SM Megamall.

After Davao, the filmfest will be at SM City Iloilo Cinema 8 from September 21 to 24, 2017. Then, it will be at SM City Cebu Cinema 5 from September 28 to October 1, 2017. After which, the films will be screened at SM City Clark Cinema 3 from October 5 to 8, 2017. Finally, the Korean Filmfest’s last run is at SM City Dasmariñas Cinema 5 from October 12 to 15, 2017.

Screening Schedule of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Supermalls

Screening Schedule of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Supermalls

Do not miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in Korean culture. Bring your family and friends to the Korean Film Festival 2017.

For more information about the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalCenterPH. Follow them on Instagram @kccphil.

For inquiries about SM Lanang Premier and special events at the mall, call +6382-2850943 loc. 135-138. For updates, follow SM Lanang Premier on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smlanangpremier. You can also follow SM Lanang Premier on Twitter @SMLanangPremier and on Instagram @SMLanangPremier.

ROX Bike Out Davao

Written by Ria Jose

ROX and its partners invites cycling enthusiasts to join ROX Bike Out Davao this weekend.

Bike Out Davao

ROX Bike Out Davao

The Bike Out is on August 27, 2017, Sunday. The starting point is at Abreeza.

Interested participants may register at ROX Abreeza Ayala Mall by signing up and paying a fee of only P250. The registration fee is inclusive of the Bike Out Jersey and light snacks. And all registered participants will also enjoy a 15% discount on selected products of ROX.

Aside from the jersey, ROX also requires all participants to use a Helmet and to bring a 500 mL water bottle.

Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear

ROX Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear


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Davao Bloggers at The Off Price Show 2016 Davao

The Off Price Show Davao 2017

Written by Ria Jose

Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? And good deals are what you can expect at The Off Price Show Davao 2017 (Off Price Davao 2017). Yep, the Off Price Show is coming back to Davao. The largest roving sale in the country will be at the Davao Convention Center from September 1 to 3, 2017, 11 am to 10 pm.

One of the reasons why The Off Price Show is such a hit with shoppers is how so many brands are available at low, low prices all in one roof. You can pick from different brands without going in and out of stores. The, you can choose your favorites and mke sure you are within budget. Finally, you have to do just one check out for everything. It is a convenient and affordable way to shop and save.

The Off Price Show Davao 2017 Brands

This year, Off Price Davao 2017 is bringing back your favorite brands.

The Off Price Show Davao Shopping Festival 2017

The Off Price Show Davao Shopping Festival 2017

Some of the brands available at Off Price Davao 2017 are Pull & Bear, Bershka, Melissa, Gap, and Old Navy. Sports brands Puma, Adidas, and Under Armour will also be available. And travelers will definitely be excited for Echolac, Victorinox, and Pacsafe.

Also available at the season’s most exciting shopping event are Trim, Bicycle, and Parker. So you can shop for all your practical home and office needs. Plus, maybe a few gift items for the upcoming holiday season. (Yes, the -ber months are almost here.)
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Durian Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

“King of Fruits,” this is what people often call durian. Whether you like it or not, you must admit durian looks regal. And yes, its smell lords over all other fruits. And for those who love it, its taste is simply like no other. Luckily, it is one of the fruits that is bountiful here in Davao and it is one of the fruits that is celebrated during the Kadayawan Festival. And SM Lanang Premier celebrates this king of fruits through the Durian Festival 2017.

SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2017 Launch

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 launched on August 11 at the SM Lanang Premier Northwing Event Grounds. SM gathered partners in the agriculture industry to celebrate another bountiful harvest of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and crops. And most of all, Davao’s durian.

SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Therese Lapeña-Manalo shares, “As with every Kadayawan season, SM Lanang Premier is a key venue to celebrate the city’s festivity of bounty and blessing.”

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

If you missed last year’s Durian Festival, don’t miss it this year. The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 offers a wide selection of durian varieties, flavors, and even colors.
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SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events

Written by Ria Jose

Davao is often described as a melting pot of cultures. And there is no better proof of that than the colorful thanksgiving celebration called “Kadayawan Festival.” This year, SM celebrates the Kadayawan with events that highlight the best of Davao’s diverse arts and culture scene. Check out the SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events.

SM Supermalls Kadayawan Opening Weekend Events

First, SM Lanang Premier opened the festivities with an Ikebana Exhibit from August 11 to 13, 2017. Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 showcased floral arrangements that conveys “vision, friendship, cooperation, and respect” for the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Meanwhile, coinciding with the Kadayawan 2017 Opening Ceremonies, SM City Davao hosted a Mural Painting Challenge on August 14, 2017. The themes Sadya Dabaw, Tabunok Dabaw, Kaon Dabaw, Matahom Dabaw and Laag Dabaw were interpreted by young street artists. These works of art were painted on 8 x 8 ft upcycled canvas at the Annex Event Center. The best murals will be on exhibit at The Annex South Roadway from August 16 to 20.

Finally and most awaited of all, the Kadayawan Festival Sale has started.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

It will run from August 14 to 21, 2017 at both SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier. Fashion finds and other items are on sale for up to 70% off.

Kadayawan Fashion Events

For the first time ever, the Davao Fashion Design Council (DFDC) organized a fashion competition that focuses on the unique artistry of Mindanao-made accessories.

Habi Kadayawan 2017

Habi Kadayawan 2017 will be held at August 17 at SM Lanang Premier.

Habi Kadayawan will bring accessories from Mindanao to the world. The competitors will depict the heritage of the 11 Davao tribes. The finalists will take centerstage on August 17, Thursday, 4 pm at SM Lanang Premier.
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Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 [Kadayawan Floral Float Parade]

Written by Ria Jose

Most people associate Davao with durian, pomelo, and orchids, among other things. These are just some of the things we celebrate during the Kadayawan Festival. Kadayawan is Davao’s annual thanksgiving celebration that highlights its bountiful harvest of fresh tropical fruits and flowers. Davao’s bountiful harvest do not just add color and flavor to Davao’s culture, but also give a lot of Davaoeños their livelihood and source of income. We pay homage to these gifts through the much awaited Pamulak sa Kadayawan Parade. This year, Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 will take place on August 20, Sunday.

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 is open to any person, group, organization, institution, or company. Participating floral floats are required to do an interpretation of “the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends” while adhering to the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017 theme “Stand Tall. United. Resilient.”

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 Categories

There are three categories for competing floats: DAKO (Big), GAMAY (Small), and LAHI (Alternative).

The minimum size for floats joining the DAKO Category is 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length. GAMAY entries are entries below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length including indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles. These may be motorized or manually driven. Entries in the LAHI Category are anything indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles which are animal driven, and not electric, motorized, or fuel powered.

The maximum height for all floats is 14 feet from the ground.
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